Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Minute Gift Ideas!

Its that time of the year where your freaking out because you realized you forgot to get a sibling or a best friend a present! Well, I have some ideas to help you all out!

For the Best Friend:
Bath and Body ScentBug with Two Fragrance Oils, Refill Packs, Fuzzy Socks, and Body Lotion

For the Caring Sister:

Sephora Brand Scent Sampler: Now this is a really cool gift, the recipent gets 10 samples of Sephora's number one selling scents. Then there is a gift voucher inside that allows them to pick out one favorite of those 10 and get a full sized bottle.

For a Loving Mother:

Lady Gaga's New Cd (The Fame Monster) and Burt's Bees Polka Dot Mani Pedi Gift Set

http://www.target.com/ & http://www.burtsbees.com/

For the Brother:

Axe Body Kit and $15 itunes giftcard

For The Boyfriend:

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 or Assasins Creed 2


Who's Got Holiday Spirit?

Hey guys, I know I've been majorly slacking. Its that time of the year where I don't post that often. Its always when all the Holiday madness starts I just don't have time to blog! I feel really bad because I know I have readers! Its just I think about blogging and then something else occupies my mind! Also, it doesn't help the fact that my laptop needs maintenance! Anyway, I'm going to attempt to start blogging again when I can. I want it to feel more like a leisure activity than a chore. So, I hope everyone is excited for Christmas! I just wanted to share a few ways I show Holiday Spirit!

  • When getting your nails done or doing your own nails, instead of a classic white french tip get a silver french tip. It works for any of the Holidays! Plus, it fits right in with the Winter atmosphere.
  • In the morning when your doing your make-up, try to use warmer colors that fit the Holiday spirit. This can really brighten your face when the Weathers cold outside.
  • When I make coffee, hot coco, or tea I like to take a Peppermint Candy Cane and using it as a stirring stick instead of a spoon, it gives it a great flavor!
  • Try a daring red lipstick instead of your classic gloss. Just make sure when doing a bright lip that you don't wear a dramatic eye at the same time. This can be way to over powering.

I know this is a useless blog post, but I thought it would be fun! Now, I want all of YOU guys to tell me, how do you show Holiday spirit?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Bath and Body Works Halloween!

Yes, the title says it all, Bath and Body's Halloween Collection....is BACKKKK! As you may know, I absolutely love Halloween. It is my favorite holiday, and I pretty much buy any cutesy thing that has to do with Halloween. I think the only reason why I love it so much is because I'm a really weird person haha. Anyway, back to what I was talking about. They have many new scents this year. They actually have a whole new line devoted to Autumn. It is called The Perfect Autumn. Now I can talk about this line forever and a day, but I'm going to sum it up for you guys! These are my own personal opinions from when I smelled these products. This line has a Shower Gel, Body Lotion, and Body Splash for each scent.

The first scent is called Ginger Vanilla. Now I'm not much of a ginger person but I actually liked this scent. It was very light and it had a nice hint of vanilla which I believe evened out the ginger smell.

Ginger Vanilla Fragrance Mist - Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works

The next scent is called Harvest Berry. This scent isn't just all berries, I can smell a really small hint of Jasmine and a citrus smell. Its delicious (:

Harvest Berry Fragrance Mist - Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works

Leaves is probably my favorite scent. It is such a warm and cozy scent. It makes me just want to grab a blanket, a hot cup of tea, and curl up with a book! You can smell apple, cinnamon, berries, and spices (YUMMY!(:) in it. Hence why it is my favorite!
Leaves Fragrance Mist - Signature Collection - Bath & Body Works

The next item they have brought back with a twist is the Pumpkin Antibacterial Foaming Soap. The scent it vamped up now, it is the same pumpkin smell, but the added a touch of cinnamon which makes it amazing. Also, they re-did the soap bottle and instead of the anti-bacterial beads in it, it is now a foaming soap. They still have the old soap but I prefer the new one.The old soap is on the left and the new soap is on the right.
Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin™ Jack-O-Lantern Gentle Foaming Hand Soap (Figural) - Anti-Bacterial - Bath & Body Works
Another cute item on my Halloween list, is the comfy socks they came out with. They have the most adorable colors and the softest I've ever felt.

Sweetest, Softest Ever™ Halloween Socks - Bath & Body Works   - Bath & Body Works

They have brought back old favorites too, such as the wall flower plug ins. They have several designs, a Ghost, a Jack-o-Lantern, and a Haunted House. I could only find the picture of the Jack-o-Lantern thought. "/

They have also added a few more things such as shower puffs (to clean with), scentables, and Figurine Candles. They are pretty adorable. Now I could get into detail about all the scents, but I would probably just bore you guys so here is the list of them instead. There is Cinnamon Pumpkin, Spiced Cider, Vanilla Caramel, Pumpkin Patch, and Fresh Balsam.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Time Travelers Wife

So today I saw the new movie called The Time Travelers Wife. I have got to say that it is now one of my favorite chick flicks next to the notebook. I thought it was so adorable but yet heartbreaking. Its about a girl named Claire (Rachael McAdams) and when she was younger there was a "Time Traveler" that used to always somehow end up in her meadow where she played. Henry (Eric Bana), who is the time traveler, could not control his ability to travel. So it would happen at random times and when he would travel he would always show up naked at places. The little girl (Claire) became used to him showing up randomly. So, she started leaving clothes out for him so he wouldn't be naked. Over time he became her best friend. In real life Henry was actually traveling into the past, so in real time Claire is the same age as him. He works in a library and one day the bumped into each other. She remembers him but he doesn't remember her because he is visiting her in the future (I know hard to follow right?). So she asks him out to dinner and explains everything. He then realizes what is going on and after being with her he falls in love with her. Then they have a child and all the other events happen over time. I won't get too into the movie on my blog because I don't want to give away any special parts (: I highly recommend this movie! The only thing about the movie is you have to be into watching it. If you don't really care about the movie you won't be able to follow it very well and you could get very easily confused. Other than that I loved it, it makes me want to go and read the book very badly! This movie is a tad bit similar to The Notebook so if you liked that movie you'll LOVE this one! Plus it has the same actress that was in The Notebook, now I must say I love her acting. She is so real in all the films she's in and you can tell she's a hard working actress and really gets into her part!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Urban Decay Fall Collection

Recently, Urban Decay came out with a Fall make-up collection. I checked it out in stores and its fantastic. Once I get a chance I am for sure going to buy at least two things from this collection. I love basically everything that came out. They had three new deluxe eye shadows, face primers, lip primer, eye lash primer, ink for eyes liner, three new lipsticks, two new lip liners, new shades of surreal skin mineral make-up, and surreal skin cream-to-powder foundation. So they pretty much have it going on right now! Also, they will soon be releasing two new shades of Pocket Rockets! Below I will be listing all the new products and their color description.

Deluxe Eye shadows:
Frigid- Deep purple with blue sheen
Freakshow- Deep purple with red sheen
Ruthless- pale sandy taupe

Ink For Eyes:
Binge- Midnight Blue
Demolition- Brown
Loaded- Deep Green
Pyrotechnics- Iridescent glitter
Zero- Jet Black
Empire- Eggplant

24/7 Lip Liners:
Wallflower- Medium nude
Paranoid- Dark pinky nude

Naked- Creamy pink nude
Confession- Deep burgundy
Oil Slick- glossy black infused with microsparkles

Surreal Skin Cream-To-Powder Foundation:
Illusion- Fair
Nirvana- Fair/Light
Dream- Light
Supernova- Light/Medium
Trance- Medium
Hallucination- Lightly Tanned
Vision- Olive
Mirage- Dark Olive

Surreal Skin Mineral Make-up:
Trippy- Deeply golden
Destiny- Deep bronzy brown
Fortune- Deep reddish-golden
Fantasy- Dark copper brown

Brightening Complexion Primer Potion:
This product helps skin feel tight and moisturized will adding a brightened awake look. This is perfect for those day where you wake up late or stayed up a bit too late last night. Urban Decay states you can put it over dark circles or bags underneath your eyes and it'll make them disappear! They also state that it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Pore Perfection Complexion Primer Potion:
This product is suppose to eliminate the appearance of pores and fine lines on your face. You can wear it alone to make your face feel velvety soft or wear it underneath foundation. It is also suppose to make your skin have that airbrush look.

Lip Primer Potion:
This product helps your lipstick last longer and appear brighter without feeling too chalky or like paste. It is also suppose to make them soft, not allow the lipstick to feather, and appear smoother. It has SPF 15 in it and Vitamins C, D, and E.

Eyelash Primer Potion:
This product is suppose to make eyelashes thicker, longer, and clump-free. It also states it will help them look smoother. The product is protein enriched and is paraben free. It goes on white and dries clear so when you apply it you know where you are putting it.

The products I'm loving from this collection that I have tried in stores are the face primers, Freakshow eye shadow, Ruthless eye shadow, Naked lipstick, and the eye lash primer potion. The pictures shown above of the products all belong to Urban Decay.

Friday, August 21, 2009

An adorable Fall hairstyle.

So lately I've been playing around with my hair and I found a super cute hairstyle. Its using medium sized rollers and then braiding your bangs (or layer(s)) back or a few small braids around the head. I found that this is a super flirty look and I found that I get a lot of complements when I wear my hair this way. If you look at the picture to the right of Blake Lively (Serena from Gossip Girl) the hairstyle I do is pretty much identical. The reason you use the rollers instead of blow drying or straightening the hair is because the rollers give the hair more volume. The volume adds the beautiful bouncy texture, it also creates a cute flip out of the hair at the bottom. I'm going to explain how to do this hairstyle as well as I can online.

  1. First brush out any tangles you have in your hair.
  2. Then apply a heat protecting spray all over your hair and comb through.
  3. Once you have done that now section your hair out in fours.
  4. Clip back all but one section of hair, so the one section is easy to work with.
  5. Then take about 1 1/2 inches of hair from that section and put the roller in.
  6. Repeat until you finish all sections.
  7. Once your hair is all in the rollers lightly mist hairspray over the top of the rollers.
  8. Then sit about 10-15 minutes or until your rollers cool to spray it with hairspray once again and then take them out.
  9. When you have all of your hair down run your fingers lightly through it a couple times or if your hair is likely to get greasy by the end of the day then shake your hair out a few times.
  10. Once that is done you can spray it once more with hairspray just to settle the style.
  11. Then braid your bangs, layers, or pieces of your hair the way you want to braid the.
  12. Now your finished! Lightly mist a shine spray all over your finished style and your ready to go!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Swatches of single shadows

Today I wanted to show all of you guys my single shadows collection (a few of them are new (:) All of them accept two are Urban Decay Shadows the other two are Mac Shadows! I love all of the colors and I will be buying a palette soon to put them all in. Once I buy a palette I will do a picture tutorial for depotting eye shadows and then I will take a picture of the palette! (: Also click to enlarge the pictures down below! Names of the shadows:
One-Off (Mac) Greenish Teal With Silver Reflects
Naked Lunch (Mac) Pinkish White
Sting (Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow) Hot Pink
Shag (Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow) Light Copper Brown
Asphyxia (Lavender)
Acid Rain (Light Silver Mint Green)
Mary Jane (Sky Blue With Silver Reflects)
Maui Wowie (Old Love!) Champagne
Midnight Cowboy (Light Peach With Chunky Silver Glitter)
Smog (Coffee Bean Brown)

I'm posting my wishlist of shadows below, if you have tried any of them please tell me your opinions on them so I can decide whether I want to buy it or not (: Thanks everyone!

My Wishlist For Urban Decay:

El Dorado

Green Goddess


Kiddie Pool
Last Call
Midnight Cowgirl


Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Mac Haul and Other Items!

I'm so happy with the stuff I bought! The only things I'm a bit iffy about is the Mac Paint Pot and Urban Decay Deluxe Shadow in Sting. Do you guys think I should return them, if so what other product should I get instead? Hope you all enjoy! Click to enlarge the pictures!

Here's everything I bought:

Here is a swatch of the Mac Color Craft Quad in Eccentricity and the Mac Rubenesque Paint Pot. (Rubenesque Paint Pot is the Redish colored on on the very left on each picture!)

Here is the Mac Eye shadow in One-Off and the Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Sting

Kat Von Dee Lipgloss in Stripper

Nars Blush in Orgasm

In the pictures below I'm wearing Mac Rubenesque Paint Pot underneath Urban Decay Sting Eyeshadow.

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